Instagram is one of the best social media platforms for sharing photos while traveling.  It’s also one of the most important platforms for travel photographers, bloggers, and photographers to use to share photos. One of the keys to growing your account is the proper usage of hashtags. This hashtag guide is newly updated as of March 2021.

It’s the hashtags that allow photos to be seen by additional people not following you. This happens if someone clicks on a hashtag on a post and if your photo has been shared recently with the same hashtag. Keep reading to find the best Instagram hashtags for travel writers, hashtags for travel bloggers and hashtags for travel photographers.

Have you ever wondered what the best travel hashtags for travel bloggers and writers are to use on Instagram? Our goal as travel writers is to grow our following and connect with our fans.  We also want to connect with other writers as well as marketing and PR, as well Instagrammers who just love to travel. Below are a few tips to help you grow your Instagram presence by using the best travel hashtags in 2021.

Best Travel Hashtags for Instagram for Travel Writers

Where to Place Hashtags

Instagram is constantly changing and what works best is also ever-changing. While I used to place my #hashtags in the first comment for the photo (not in the post), I know suggest you add all your hashtags in your original post. The reason for this is how quickly Instagram is moving. If you wait even 30 seconds to copy and paste your hashtags into the comment, you could lose the time your post would sit at the top of the hashtag search results.

Click on the post below and you’ll get an even better idea of how the hashtags are positioned in the post when you view it on Instagram.

One of the highlights of my visit to Bhopal was the morning heritage tour with India City Walks. • • • Medieval Bhopal dates back to the 11th century. It is a city that was ruled by a series of Begum royal ladies. • • • It is a city of mosques. Our tour included a visit to Asia’s largest mosque as well many other heritage sites. • • • #IncredibleIndia #visitindia #MadhyaPradesh #MPTM2017 #bhopal #HeartOfIndia • • • . #exploringtheglobe #wanderlusting #worldwonder #ig_great_pics #getaway #worldbestshot_ig #adventure_time #adventureseeker #beautifulmoment #blogtravel #vacationlife #wanderluster #bd_features #dailytriphack #igs_world #inspiredtravels #wonderful_Places #worldbestshot_ig #quietthechaos #instavacation #passportlife #picoftheday #mustseeepic #tmom

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Want to know more about the how and why of hashtags? Please head over to Instagram Hashtags 101 for the lowdown on these crazy words and why we should use them.

How Many Hashtags to Use in a Post

You can add up to 30 hashtags per post, but recently it’s been said that 15-20 is ideal. I know it seems like a lot, but hashtags will produce the most likes, comments and organic followers for your account. Below is an overview of some of the hashtags I like to use and think are useful.

Note: If you use more than 30 tags on a post your comment won’t post. If you post more than 30 tags in your main post, the tags won’t appear in search.

How to Store Hashtags

The last thing you want to do is type in your travel hashtags each time you post a new photo. Create a list in an app you can access from your mobile phone such as Google Drive, Notes, Evernote or anything else you prefer. I have a folder specifically for hashtags and add a new page for each new location I visit. I also have a list for food, outdoors, adventure, etc.

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Hashtag Lists

These purpose of choosing the best travel hashtags is to help get more followers and increase the visibility of your posts. In turn, this should also increase the likes and comments on your posts. Use a handful of these high volume hashtags mixed with smaller, specific travel hashtags based on geolocation and descriptive tags based on the image you are posting.

80+ Best Travel Hashtags for 2021

  • #postcardsfromtheworld
  • #optoutside
  • #solotravel
  • #goexplore
  • #wonderfulplaces
  • #travelbug
  • #wanderlust
  • #momentsofmine
  • #travelstories
  • #roamtheplanet
  • #traveltheworld
  • #instatravelling
  • #mytravelgram
  • #travelphotography
  • #lovetravel
  • #travelpics
  • #travelwithfriends
  • #travelinspiration
  • #Travelgram
  • #Travelholic
  • #Travelbook
  • #Traveller
  • #Travel_Captures
  • #Instatravel
  • #SeeTheWorld
  • #TravelTheWorld
  • #TravelAddict
  • #Travellingram
  • #TravellingThroughTheWorld
  • #TravelIsLife
  • #TravelWithMe
  • #TravelCouple
  • #WorldTraveler
  • #MyTravelStory
  • #WanderingSoul
  • #TravelMoments
  • #JustTravel
  • #Globetrotter
  • #NextDestination
  • #LetsTravel
  • #HappyTraveller
  • #TravelTips
  • #TheBestDestinations
  • #TravelInspiration
  • #TravelJunkie
  • #WorldExplorer
  • #instatravel
  • #travelgram
  • #instago
  • #passportready
  • #wanderlust
  • #ilovetravel
  • #instatravelling
  • #instavacation
  • #instapassport
  • #traveldeeper
  • #travelstroke
  • #travelling
  • #trip
  • #traveltheworld
  • #igtravel
  • #getaway
  • #travelpics
  • #tourist
  • #wanderer
  • #travelphoto
  • #travelingram
  • #mytravelgram
  • #visiting
  • #travels
  • #tagsta_travel
  • #arountheworld
  • #solotravel  
  • #ig_worldclub
  • #worldcaptures
  • #worldplaces
  • #worldingram
  • #traveller
  • #traveler
  • #hotel
  • #luxuryhotel

Top Hashtags on Instagram for 2021

You should never underestimate the importance of a simple, but good Instagram hashtag strategy. It plays a vital role in spreading your Instagram reach, and it helps develop your following. It’s great to understand and know Instagram top hashtags, but by definition, the most popular hashtags are also the most used hashtags.

#photography, which is the 40th most popular has been used in over 25 million posts. Using only the most popular hashtags can present a problem if you are hoping to use hashtags that will make your posts stand out. You need to balance the use of a few popular hashtags with ones that reflect your post topic and have a more ‘medium’ use volume.

  1. #love
  2. #instagood
  3. #photooftheday
  4. #fashion
  5. #beautiful
  6. #happy
  7. #cute
  8. #tbt
  9. #like4like
  10. #followme
  11. #picoftheday
  12. #follow
  13. #me
  14. #selfie
  15. #summer
  16. #art
  17. #instadaily
  18. #friends
  19. #repost
  20. #nature
  21. #girl
  22. #fun
  23. #style
  24. #smile
  25. #food
  26. #instalike
  27. #likeforlike
  28. #family
  29. #travel
  30. #fitness
  31. #igers
  32. #tagsforlikes
  33. #follow4follow
  34. #nofilter
  35. #life
  36. #beauty
  37. #amazing
  38. #instamood
  39. #instagram
  40. #photography

Travel Blogger Hashtags

As a travel writer or travel blogger, using hashtags that show your profession can connect you with brands, PR and destinations looking for travel bloggers. Use a handful of hashtags for travel bloggers and tags related to travel, travel writing, travel blogging or travel photography on each post. Here are some of the best hashtags to use on Instagram if you are a travel blogger or travel writer:

  • #travelwriter
  • #tourism
  • #travelblogger
  • #travelbloggers
  • #travelblogging
  • #travelbloggerlife
  • #writetotravel
  • #travelblog
  • #travelphotography  
  • #sanfranciscoblogger (use your city or state name)
  • #SFblogger (use abbreviation for your city or state name)
  • #midwestblogger (use your region)

Adventure Hashtags

  • #instaadventure
  • #adventuretime
  • #thetoolforadventure
  • #outdoors
  • #hike
  • #adventure
  • #adventures
  • #adventurer
  • #nature
  • #naturephotography
  • #naturelover
  • #getoutside
  • #keepitwild
  • #wilderness
  • #goexplore
  • #wanderlust
  • #wander
  • #mountainbiking
  • #exploretheglobe
  • #outdooradventures
  • #adventuretravel
  • #adventureseeker
  • #adventureisoutthere

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Location Specific Hashtags:

Find the best Instagram hashtags for travel writers to use for the location the photo was taken. Here are some great ideas from Megan Kennedy @wanderlustmegan focusing on Vancouver, Canada

 #Vancouver #Stanleypark #englishbay #beautifulbc #explorebc #explorecanada #veryvancouver #mustbevancouver  #invcm #InstameetVancouver #greatnorthcollective #ShareYourNature #Canada #BritishColumbia #BC #instatravelling

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General Hashtags

Using a few good hashtags that are more general can place your posts in front of more Instagram users.

#motivation #lifestyle#desire #happiness #inspire #confidence#instagood #beautiful #great #greatday #instacool #instalike #livingthedream

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Which Instagram travel hashtags have you’ve experienced success with? How many hashtags do you use? Which do you think are good hashtags for 2021?

 

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